Oct. 25, 1996

Over in Montana

by William Stafford

FRIDAY 10/25

Today's Reading:"Over in Montana" by William Stafford from EVEN IN QUIET PLACES, by Confluence Press.

Today is St. Crispin's Day, he and his brother Crispian are the patron saints of shoemakers.

The Ugly Pickup Parade and Contest takes place today in Chadron, Nebraska.

Today is the birthday of novelist Anne Tyler, author of 13 novels including ACCIDENTAL TOURIST, BREATHING LESSONS which won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize, and LADDER OF YEARS. She was born in Minneapolis in 1941.

Finnish writer Bo Carpelan (WANDERING SHADOW) was born today in 1926.

Poet John Berryman, winner of the 1965 Pulitzer Prize, was born today in McAlester, Oklahoma, in 1914.

Artist Pablo Picasso was born on this day in Malga, Spain, 1881.

John F. Dodge, the inventor of the first all-steel car, was born on this day in Niles, Michigan, 1864.

The Charge of the Light Brigade took place today in 1854 during the Crimean War.

It's the anniversary of the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825.

Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®




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